[OSM-talk] name:etymology:wikidata

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Fri Jul 31 16:16:22 UTC 2015

On 31/07/15 16:35, Jo wrote:
> Due to the fact that our ids are not stable, the only reasonable way to
> add links between wikidata and OSM is to tag objects on our side. I
> spent some time convincing the people at wikidata about this over a year
> ago. I had thought it was obvious for OSM contributors.

Adding tags to id's in third party data sets is a no brainer. I'm only
complaining about THEN copying all that data into OSM. The link itself
should be enough, but things like what church a street is named after is
a little different ... THAT should have a researched answer if you want
a local tag, or you simply read the information in wikidata/wikipedia.

> 2015-07-31 17:21 GMT+02:00 Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk
> <mailto:lester at lsces.co.uk>>:
>     On 31/07/15 16:09, Jo wrote:
>     > That's what is proposed here though:
>     > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Wikidata
>     >
>     > And it keeps that particular wikidata tag nicely together with the name
>     > when sorted alphabetically.
>     I don't see any point loading our servers down with wikidata content. If
>     you want the data that goes with a 'wikidata=*' entry then simply ask
>     wikidata for it. Same with wikipedia and other data sources. If you want
>     a sorted list get wikidata to provide it ...

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